PlayStation 3 Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) Fix Kit

$39.95

Product code: IF213-028

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PlayStation 3 Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) Fix Kit

$39.95

Product code: IF213-028

Product Overview

Get your dead PS3 gaming again.

  • All the bits and pieces to fix a Yellow Light'd PS3 (Not PS3 Slims).
  • Designed by our Teardown Techs.
  • Not a guaranteed fix for a Yellow Light PS3, yet this is the best solution short of a full replacement.
  • International option available for non-US customers—we can't ship heat guns out of the country.
  • No Tools option includes enough replacement thermal pads and compound for five YLOD repairs.

Kit Contents:

Compatibility

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  • All Sony PlayStation 3 models (excluding PlayStation 3 Slim)

Product Details

$39.95 US Only

 

US Only:

This product only ships to US addresses

Condition:

New

Notes:

Due to voltage requirements and shipping issues this product is only available for shipment to customers in the United States. International orders will be cancelled.

$24.95 International

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option does not include a heat gun. A heat gun is necessary for successfully repairing the YLoD.

$49.95 No Tools / 5-Pack

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Fix your friends' PS3s, or start your own repair business! Kit includes materials to preform 5 YLOD repairs. Does not include tools. This item is for customers who have already purchased one YLOD kit with tools.

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PlayStation 3
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Stories

My Problem

PS3 original 60gig backwards compatible turned off while I was watching netflix, then wouldn't turn on again. After some research I learned it was the YLOD! I'd never heard of that before. I did research found the ifixit site, bought the YLOD repair kit and attempted the repair.

My Fix

The repair went as the video guide shows. I was watching it to keep track of what I was doing. This was my first time tearing down anything as big, complicated, and loved as my PS3, so I was a bit nervous. I was a little annoyed that the video off the site was not of the original backwards compatible model as there are some slight differences. Luckily I found another manual on the site of a teardown of an original model so I toggled back and forth between the video and the teardown pics which made it more foolproof and me more confident. The only problem I had during the repair was with the blue screw keeping the HDD in it's cage. Not only would it not budge, but it broke a screw bit while I was trying to get it out...my constant trying to budge the immovable screw caused me to strip it. The only way to move forward was to drill out the screw. Once I had the screw out I was able to continue with the repair. Everything else was fairly smooth.

My Advice

Once the PS3 was back on, the fan was much quieter than I've ever remembered hearing it. That makes me assume it's cooling much more efficiently. So that's great! The only problems are that it won't connect to WiFi anymore and the controllers won't work on the system unless they are plugged into the console. Did some more research and found out that either I closed it back up without reconnecting all the cables (don't believe this is it), or while I heated the mother board to reflow the solder on the processor the solder points for the wifi/bluetooth connections detached. It looks like either way, I'm tearing it down again and having to clean off and redo the thermal paste... Anyone have any advice on how to heat the motherboard to fix one problem without causing more problems?

My Problem

YLOD - Thought my PS3 was dead (thrash) but with the kit and manual on-line solve the problem.

My Fix

PS3 is working as good as ever and sure beats buying a new one! It took longer to do than I thought it would take but just took my time to make sure I did it right the 1st time. Fired it up and works great!

My Advice

It was worth the risk to fix it at such a low price versus buying a new PS3. Just take your time - make sure to buy a can of air to blow dust out of all parts and clean as you go. I used zip lock bags and put screws in them marking step 1 thru 10 & next bag 11 thru 20 & so forth so. I would also lay everything out in line as I took it apart and then just went backwards to assemble. It was worth the gamble!!

My Problem

It went out with a rented disc in it so had to get it out

Did accomplish that much. Lasted a couple hours first time 2nd time didn't get thru the updates

My Fix

The repair went pretty easy....both times but didn't last

Did have to interpret the guide a little as mine was a "G" without PS2 unit or memory readers

My Advice

Would like to know how many of these last any time?

My Problem

Took the PS3 to a repair shop and after 4 weeks of no results I went and picked it back up. They didn't even try!!! Found your repair kit and watched the video clip and others on Youtube. Went ahead and ordered

My Fix

It took two tear downs to get it right, but I did it.

Cleaned off the processors real good and reapplied the heat paste better and smoother.

My Advice

Take pictures when you take it apart. Take your time.

Heat and cool the board and processor pads well and let cool. apply the paste evenly.

Next a smart phone!!!! Go Mom!!!

My Problem

The yellow light of death on the ps3 wouldnt let me use my sp3

My Fix

Easy as cake, and MJ's instructions where exelent! ... nto to mention how easy she is on the eyes.

My Advice

Makesure you use the right driver for the screw, it was easy to strip the bolt holding the HDD casing, but it all went without a hitch after that

My Problem

Wanted to repair a PS3. Got one off Ebay with the YLOD. Used the repair kit and it worked like a charm! Unfortunately the fan controller chip died, which is what probably caused the YLOD in the first place.

My Fix

The repair went great! I ran into a little trouble because my PS3 MOBO was different and the fan was a lot harder to remove. But once I figured that out the rest was easy and worked like a charm. I will now install a 100k ohm potentiometer to the fan to be able to control it by hand which should help with the overheating issue.

My Advice

Be careful on which mobo you have. Sometimes it take a little prying to get the mobo detached from the heat sinks. Don't be scared to put a little force into as mobo's are pretty durable. But at the same time don't use a lot of strength because it can break. Just be cautious!

My Problem

Ps3 developed the yellow light of death and I was ready to throw it away until I found this fix kit and figured I would give it a try.

My Fix

I got the kit pretty quick. Took about 30 minutes for the repair and folks I am not tech savy! I just followed the video. My son tried it out after it was back together and yay it worked. Our PS3 is back from the dead!

My Advice

Advice would be to be very organized as you hace to put it all back together. May even be wise to video the dismantling in case you have trouble with reassembly.

My Problem

My PS3 started to have the Red Light of blink of death.

My Fix

It went smooth only took less than hour to complete, Keep your screws organized and remember where they went, you should not or wont have "extra scews" like most.

My Advice

Take your time and watch the video step by step, let the board fully cool for at least 20 minutes this will help the solder.

My Problem

Cause I found this backwards compatible PS3 and didn't want to just throw it away.

My Fix

Awesome. Wasn't to sure if I did it right and I did and now it works awesome. And I found a free copy of far cry 4 still in the drive so added bonus.

My Advice

It really works it's awesome!!!!!

My Problem

YLoD on my Fat 80GB PS3.

My Fix

It took two hours for me but it went off without a hitch.

My Advice

I'm not certain what was wrong however the factory thermal compound was all but dry. So far so good but for how long?